The NO.1 S7 Pro is an MT6582 SoC mobile with 1GB of RAM and 16GB storage. The display is 5.0″@720p giving it a ppi of 293. The phone is single-SIM, has quad-band GSM and 850/2100 WCDMA 3G.
The screen on the NO.1 S7 Pro can be classified as very good. There is no light bleed around the edges or in the corners as is the case with some mobiles. From extreme angles looking at the bottom of the display will show a line of light where the backlight resides, but it’s not visible when looking at the phone from normal angles.
It’s an IPS display and the color and contrast remain true from all angles. The phone’s auto-brightness worked fine and in sunlight the display can still easily be seen.
The build quality of the NO.1 S7 Pro can be classified as good. It’s physically a solid phone and doesn’t at all feel like something that will fall apart with a few months use.
This phone came from http://www.001mobilephone.com/. They have a good selection of budget / mid-range and top-range mobiles such as the One-Plus-One, TCL Idol-X, Lenovo S960, Huawei Honor 3X and Xiaomi Mi4.
I found the NO.1 S7 Pro is very responsive, with no issues regarding ghost touches or lack of sensitivity. The MT6582 SoC offers plenty of juice to move 720p. Speed tap typing went off without a hitch.
There is a glaring negative regarding the touchscreen though. As it is out of the box, it’s only 1-point touch. On very rare occasions I could get it to sense 2, but not nearly reliable enough for real world use. What this means is that rotating maps won’t be possible, and expanding and zooming images can be a chore. Some apps allow you to tap twice and drag with one finger to expand and contract images, but not all.
It’s worth mentioning here however that I have not updated to the latest firmware available for the NO.1 S7 Pro. Doing so may fix this problem, but as it is out of the box, it’s functionally 1-point touch.
Phone conversations were no problem with the NO.1 S7 Pro. I could be heard without issue and the person on the other end said I sounded clear.
The external speaker is beyond adequate for hands-free calling as well as listening to video and music.
The GPS on the NO.1 S7 Pro can be classified as mediocre. Warm locks took less than 10 seconds and the first cold lock took less than a minute. The overall signal strength once locked was about average for MTK SoC. No glaring issues here, but the NO.1 S7 Pro isn’t going to impress with GPS signal strength either.
The image here is of the GPS after about 10 seconds under thick clouds. After about a minute, accuracy improved to 13ft.
The NO.1 S7 WiFi can be classified as mediocre. From 200ft away from the router the phone could not stay connected, and I had to step within 150ft to get a stable internet connection. Phones such as the iNew V8, Doogee DG550, Doogee DG310 and THL 5000 all stayed stable at 200ft and some of these phones would likely be fine at 225ft+.
Now we get into the most glaring issue with the NO.1 S7 Pro — It’s battery. The phone is deep sleeping fine, but regardless of that, the battery life with the S7 leaves a lot to be desired and does worse than even the battery challenged iNew V3.At least the V3 had an excuse as it was an issue with the hardware not being able to fully charge the battery.
NO.1 can be commended for at least releasing regular firmware updates, and the guys at www.001mobilephone.com have been very pleasant and easy to deal with. Communication was excellent. I will have a followup to this review within the next several days after updating to the latest firmware.